The second Wright State University provost candidate has withdrawn his name from consideration for the job on the day he was scheduled to visit campus.
Wayne Vaught, dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was planning to be at Wright State today through Saturday. He works in the same college system Cheryl Schrader worked in when she took the WSU president’s job.
The university announced Vaught had withdrawn in a campus-wide email today. In the email, administrators did not say why Vaught decided to pull his name from consideration.
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Vaught has been at Missouri’s Kansas City campus since 1998 and has also served an associate dean, chairman of the department of philosophy and director of the Center for Applied and Professional ethics, according to WSU.
Before coming to Wright State, Schrader served as president of the Missouri University of Science and Technology which was previously known as the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Vaught was one of four candidates planning to visit Wright State for the school’s top academic job. Boise State University dean Kenneth Petersen was also on campus this week.
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Outgoing Wright State provost Tom Sudkamp announced in December that he planned to step down from the post in June. The provost position would be just the second high profile job Schrader has hired for since becoming president in July.
In August, she hired Walt Branson to become the university’s vice president for finance and operations and chief business officer. Branson previously served as vice chancellor, Schrader’s No. 2 at Missouri S&T.
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